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We performed a comparison between Portworx Enterprise and Red Hat Ceph Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Portworx Enterprise vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"The best thing about Portworx is the Stork, they have called the VPS (Volume Replacement Strategy) and they also have topology awareness, and these are the three features I like.""Portworx virtualizes the aspects of the underlying block storage. That is good because they can also use block storage for their future deployment instead of just NFS.""Portworx is a simple solution. It's similar to Pure Storage products. They're all easy to use and install. You need to have a little expertise with containers to use Portworx, but it will be no problem for you if you understand containers.""The solution is user-friendly.""A custom IBM script is designed to tackle the storage management challenges within containerized environments, providing crucial data services and features required for enterprise applications.""I like that you have a small dedicated file system that is fast and resilient for containerized workloads."

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"Data redundancy is a key feature, since it can survive failures (disks/servers). We didn’t lose our data or have a service interruption during server/disk failures.""Most valuable features include replication and compression.""We have not encountered any stability issues for the product.""The solution is pretty stable.""We use the solution for cloud storage.""Ceph’s ability to adapt to varying types of commodity hardware affords us substantial flexibility and future-proofing.""Red Hat Ceph Storage is a reliable solution, it works well.""I like the distributed and self-healing nature of the product."

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Cons
"The integration has room for improvement.""I think the vendor could provide more training for new users who may not be familiar with containers.""It would be highly advantageous to include an integrated backup solution within the same license, rather than purchasing backup separately.""The documentation could be better.""They have not integrated Portworx with Ondat since they are too focused now on Pure Storage APIs and not on users like us.""I would like to see a more native mapping to mainframe-type systems."

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"I would like to see better performance and stability when Ceph is in recovery.""Ceph is not a mature product at this time. Guides are misleading and incomplete. You will meet all kind of bugs and errors trying to install the system for the first time. It requires very experienced personnel to support and keep the system in working condition, and install all necessary packets.""This product uses a lot of CPU and network bandwidth. It needs some deduplication features and to use delta for rebalancing.""The storage capacity of the solution can be improved.""If you use for any other solution like other Kubernetes solutions, it's not very suitable.""It needs a better UI for easier installation and management.""The product lacks RDMA support for inter-OSD communication.""An area for improvement would be that it's pretty difficult to manage synchronous replication over multiple regions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I'm not sure how the licensing was broken out, but I don't think our offering of the Portworx was more than USD $20,000."
  • "The price of Portworx Enterprise is high."
  • "It has two offerings. One is free, which is limited to only five nodes. The other is enterprise, which is a bit pricier."
  • "The price is competitive, but it is too expensive when paired with Red Hat IBM."
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  • "The other big advantage is that Ceph is free software. Compared to traditional SAN based storage, it is very economical."
  • "There is no cost for software."
  • "Most of time, you can get Ceph with the OpenStack solution in a subscription​​ as a bundle.​"
  • "We never used the paid support."
  • "If you can afford a product like Red Hat Ceph Storage then go for it. If you cannot, then you need to test Ceph and get your hands dirty."
  • "The price of this product isn't high."
  • "The price of Red Hat Ceph Storage is reasonable."
  • "The operational overhead is higher compared to Azure because we own the hardware."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:A custom IBM script is designed to tackle the storage management challenges within containerized environments, providing crucial data services and features required for enterprise applications.
    Top Answer:The price is competitive, but it is too expensive when paired with Red Hat IBM.
    Top Answer:It would be highly advantageous to include an integrated backup solution within the same license, rather than purchasing backup separately. It would ensure a comprehensive and streamlined approach to… more »
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
    Top Answer:We have not encountered any stability issues for the product.
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph Storage is difficult to maintain. We use CLI tools for maintenance, and the concept seems challenging. Additionally, it is difficult to expand the product due to balancing errors. It… more »
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    Overview

    Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.

    Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Portworx Enterprise vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Portworx Enterprise vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
    757,198 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Portworx Enterprise is ranked 2nd in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 4 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 3rd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 8 reviews. Portworx Enterprise is rated 9.0, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Portworx Enterprise writes "Works well under intensive load and scalable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Flexible and good for storage but can be complex to set up". Portworx Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Openshift Data Foundation, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, IBM Spectrum Scale, Robin Cloud Native Storage for Kubernetes and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Pure Storage FlashBlade, Dell ECS and NetApp StorageGRID. See our Portworx Enterprise vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage report.

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